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BrewHaHa at Mercato

BrewHaHa at Mercato

October 20, 2018, 5:00pm

Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWFL, raise your glass to the onset of autumn and enjoy over 60 craft beers while listening to live music from Sprout and Wilder Sons.

Also featuring a silent auction, stein holding competition and beer gear costume contest.
VIP tickets available.

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Reflections on Glass Exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden

Reflections on Glass Exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden

October 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Join us as Naples Botanical Garden unveils our newest exhibition, Reflections on Glass: Fräbel in the Garden on October 1, 2018. A first of its kind in Naples, this whimsical show brings a collection of glass sculptures and installations by flamework glass artist Hans Godo Fräbel to meet the Garden. The 13 displays feature botanically-inspired pieces, playful figures and ornate geometric shapes.

Fräbel, one of the most influential flameworkers in America, has been an important part of the evolution of flameworking as a recognized and respected art medium. His work can be found in public and private collections in over 80 countries worldwide.

Reflections on Glass: Fräbel in the Garden can be viewed from October 1 through March 31, 2019 and is included with regular admission. One-of-a-kind pieces of Fräbel glass will be available for purchase in the Berger Shop in the Garden.

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National Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay

National Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay

September 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a special 40th Anniversary National Estuaries Day celebration with free admission to the Environmental Learning Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This annual event includes staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat 15 minutes away), introductory 30-minute kayaking trips, stand-up paddleboarding demos on Henderson Creek, Estuary Encounter experience, live animal presentations, crafts, Junior Scientist lab activities and more. Additionally, two food trucks will be on site during lunch hours.

A special feature for this year’s event will include a retrospective of 40 years of coastal stewardship, shown through a selection of short films by award-winning documentary filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus and Live Oak Production Group. Shorts include cameos by individuals instrumental in the creation of the reserve and many partners who continue to help the reserve meet its mission.

Activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up begins when doors open at 9 a.m. Click here for more information…

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Crave Dance at Venue Naples

Crave Dance at Venue Naples

August 25, 2018 – 7:00pm

We are excited to announce our second of the Crave Dance series!

Learn from the pros, Johnny and Lisa PerMar in this open format dance party!

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne to loosen up along with a dinner buffet by Crave Culinaire and a cash bar available all night.

Listen to music, mingle with friends, enjoy great food and wine and take the dance floor at your own pace!

Enjoy the evening with a friend, dance partner or even come solo to meet some fantastic dance enthusiasts in the Naples area!

For tickets please call 239-292-1529 or go to http://www.venuebaples.com/tickets

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Women’s Open & Sr Open at Quail Creek Country Club

Women’s Open & Sr Open at Quail Creek Country Club

August 10, 2018 – August 11, 2018

Players will tour at least 18 holes on each course. “This prestigious Championship will give competitors a rare opportunity to play with some of the best professionals and amateurs from around the country, allowing great players from today and tomorrow to compete together on the same turf,” says Florida State Golf Association Director of Women’s Golf, Jenna Walkiewicz. “We want to encourage golfers to play with the best, learn from the best, and be the best,” she says.

In addition, the Women’s Open and Senior Open will offer players a rare opportunity to experience the best private club in the area, Quail Creek Country Club, with its two magnificent Arthur Hills courses.

The championship format will consist of 54 holes of stroke-play competition, with the field cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes. Each division will have a separate cut line, based on the ratio of Open players to Senior Open players at the start of round one.

For the first time, entrants are not required to be Florida residents.

Contact www.fsga.org for more information.

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Dogs in the Garden

Dogs in the Garden

Now – October 30, 2018

Explore the beautiful Naples Botanical Garden and bring your best fur friend along during designated Dogs in the Garden Walk Days on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sundays: 9 – 11:30 am

Tuesdays: 8 – 11 am

Thursdays: 3 – 5 pm

Regular Admission of $14.95 adults; $9.95 children 4-14; kids 3 and under free. Admission is free for garden members.

Dog Admission $9.95 – Member’s dogs are free.

Please visit the website for more information: https://www.naplesgarden.org/calendar/dogs-garden-walk/

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9th Annual Florida Marine Market & Seafood Festival

9th Annual Florida Marine Market & Seafood Festival

September 14-16, 2018 – South Florida Fairgrounds

The 9th Annual Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival, and Florida Fall Boat Show are all at one location. The marine event runs Sept 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida. Bargain hunters looking for deals can visit marine booths as vendors exhibit and sell their nautical and marine related merchandise and services during the two day festival. The nautical flea market will have antique collectibles and maps, marine artefacts, rods, reels, lures and lines, boating apparel, taxidermy, diving equipment, and much more. For more info, click here.

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Chicago – The Musical

Chicago – The Musical

July 2-29, 2018 – Naples Players

Chicago Summer Musical -Dazzling and Enduring – Set in the roaring twenties, with its universal tale of fame, fortune and “All That Jazz,” choreography. Earning 6 Tony Awards, a Grammy and the record for the longest -running musical revival and the longest -running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago sets the bar for entertainment. *LIVE ORCHESTRA Chicago Summer Musical -Dazzling and Enduring- Set in the roaring twenties, with its universal tale of fame, fortune and “All That Jazz,” choreography. Earning 6 Tony Awards, a Grammy and the record for the longest -running musical revival and the longest -running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago sets the bar for entertainment. To read more or purchase tickets, click here.

 

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2018 SUMMER DINING DEALS IN NAPLES

2018 SUMMER DINING DEALS IN NAPLES

The time has come that locals and summer visitors dream about: when restaurants begin to unveil the most amazing discounts and summer dining deals in Naples that you won’t get any other time of year. This is just the beginning—we’ll continue to update this Insiders’ Guide as we receive new tips and details, so give this page a bookmark and check back throughout the summer for the latest discounts at our favorite restaurants and bars in Southwest Florida. For more information, click here.

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Cirque du Soleil – Crystal

Cirque du Soleil – Crystal

Germain Arena

July 12-15, 2018

Crystal is an Arena touring show by Cirque du Soleil that started previewing to the public in October 2017, with an official premiere in December 2017. It is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd original show since 1984, and the first one done on an ice rink. Crystal blends several circus acts with high-level ice skating. It is described as a woman shattering reality to discover herself in the world of possibility. For more information, click here.